End of use

End-of-life phase. The moment when a product is no longer used. And therefore also the moment to reuse all components and materials in a high-quality way. By designing circularly, you ensure that as many components and materials as possible can be reused after the first use. But services are also needed around this stage. For practical issues like return logistics and chain collaboration. And for earning options like refurbishment or facilitating a marketplace. Again, this is where design comes in. With Circular Design, you consider the end from the beginning. Or rather: with how you make sure that the end is not waste.

After all, when a user is done with your product, it doesn't mean that the product no longer has any value. But how do you organize that the product ends up in the right place after use? How do you ensure that the materials you put in it come out just as valuable? How can your product be dismantled? All questions that are important when designing for End of Use. The knowledge contributions on this page will help you design products and services that anticipate reuse and recycling.

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From Residue to Efficiency: residue-driven business models

  • Hogeschool van Amsterdam |
  • Sept. 16, 2022 |
  • Leestijd < 1 minuten

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  • Material selection and impact
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  • End of use
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6 insights on Design for Recycling within the plastics industry

  • Ingeborg Gort | CIRCO |
  • September 08, 2022 |
  • Reading time 2 minutes

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  • Rethink
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  • Material selection and impact
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Design for Sustainability Survival Guide

  • Conny Bakker |
  • Nov. 11, 2022 |
  • Leestijd < 1 minuten

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  • Material selection and impact
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  • End of use
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Repurpose; knowledge and opportunities for upcycling of discarded products, parts and materials

  • Hogeschool van Amsterdam |
  • Sept. 16, 2022 |
  • Leestijd < 1 minuten

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  • Material selection and impact
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  • End of use
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Reusing circular urban fibers for urban sheet based products

  • Hogeschool van Amsterdam |
  • Sept. 16, 2022 |
  • Leestijd < 1 minuten

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  • End of use
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  • Business models
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From Residue to Efficiency: residue-driven business models

  • Hogeschool van Amsterdam |
  • Sept. 16, 2022 |
  • Leestijd < 1 minuten

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  • Rethink
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  • Material selection and impact
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Circular Design Strategies for Products that Last and Products that Flow

  • CIRCO |
  • Sept. 15, 2022 |
  • Leestijd < 1 minuten

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  • Material selection and impact
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  • End of use
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6 insights on Design for Recycling within the plastics industry

  • Ingeborg Gort | CIRCO |
  • September 08, 2022 |
  • Reading time 2 minutes

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  • Material selection and impact
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  • Usage and behavior
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Wood Loop recycles waste wood

  • Furniture Industry and Interior Design Branch Association (CBM) |
  • September 02, 2022 |
  • Leestijd < 1 minuten

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  • End of use
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  • Value Thinking
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Design for divestment

  • CIRCO |
  • August 31, 2022 |
  • Leestijd < 1 minuten

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  • Usage and behavior
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  • End of use
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Expert Café Design for Disassembly

  • CIRCO |
  • August 23, 2022 |
  • Leestijd < 1 minuten

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  • End of use
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Book: Products that Flow

  • CIRCO |
  • August 22, 2022 |
  • Leestijd < 1 minuten

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